ZooTools Custom Controls 2017

Maya: Rigging ZooTools

In This Class You’ll Access…
It’s always great to be able to build a biped rig quickly, but what about all the extras? The appendages, hair, pony tails, cuffs on clothes, ties and coat bottoms? This page gives a quick recap of previous pages and now you’ll explore rigging a little more deeply.

– an alternative joint orient setup for belts
– follicles setups for parenting controls to mesh and vertices
– how to replace any curve to quickly customising the look controls
– how to add constraints to your rig so controls stay oriented to world space
– how to add a right click matching Space Switch menus with Zoo Tools
– about selection sets and managing them with Zoo Tools selection set manager
– a setup for mirroring controls great for flipping poses
– about connections to show and hide your custom controls with a master controller

Running Time: 1:38 hrs
Software: Maya 2017
Maya 2016 (Legacy)

Instructor: Andrew Silke

Class Time: 1:38 hrs

1. Introduction (52 sec)

1.1 – Intro SkBuilder (52 sec)

2. Pony Tail Single Chain Setup (5:25 mins)

2.1 – Build Orient PTail (1:30 mins)
2.2 – PTail Controls (2:21 mins)
2.3 – Skin PTail (27 sec)
2.4 – Create Reparent Grp (1:07 mins)

3. Horn Mirrored Joints (6:01 mins)

3.1 – Horn Joints (2:27 mins)
3.2 – Mirror Controls (1:56 mins)
3.3 – Switch Control Shapes (1:38 mins)

4. Belt Setup And Orientation (7:37 mins)

4.1 – Belt Intro (1:04 mins)
4.2 – Belt Joint Orient (2:47 mins)
4.3 – Name Belt Joints (35 sec)
4.4 – Mirror Belt Orient (2:07 mins)
4.5 – Belt Controls (1:04 mins)

5. Belt Follicle Setup (11 mins)

5.1 – Follicles Explained (1:08 mins)
5.2 – Follicles Belt (1:10 mins)
5.3 – Mirror Follicles (1:34 mins)
5.4 – Parent Belt Cntrls (1:20 mins)
5.5 – Name Follicles (53 sec)
5.6 – Belt Folli Cnst (2:54 mins)
5.7 – Belt Clean Outliner (44 sec)
5.8 – Match Skele Issues (53 sec)
5.9 – Belt Finish (46 sec)

6. Pony Tail Manual Constraint Setup (4:04 mins)

6.1 – Constraint Intro (48 sec)
6.2 – Manual Constraint (2:42 mins)
6.3 – Unbuild Constraints (34 sec)

7. Zoo Tools Space Switch Setup (6:13 mins)

7.1 – Space Switch Setup (2:28 mins)
7.2 – Orient Space Sw (1:36 mins)
7.3 – Test Rig (1:12 mins)
7.4 – Constraint Summary (57 sec)

8. Pose Symmetry Explained (10 mins)

8.1 – Setup Pair Mirror (1:15 mins)
8.2 – Mirror Plane Setup (2:39 mins)
8.3 – World Space Mirror (36 sec)
8.4 – Pair Chain Setup (1:05 mins)
8.5 – Sel Order Importance (2:25 mins)
8.6 – Mirroring Pair Chains (2:13 mins)

9. Single Chain Pose Symmetry (4:53 mins)

9.1 – Single Scene Setup (59 sec)
9.2 – Single Relationship Create (1:24 mins)
9.3 – Extra Information (2:30 mins)

10. Custom Control Pose Symmetry (6:40 mins)

10.1 – Custom Setup Pairs (52 sec)
10.2 – Mirror Plane Setup (50 sec)
10.3 – Pony Tail Fix (1:53 mins)
10.4 – Selection Order (51 sec)
10.5 – Belt Fix (1:18 mins)
10.6 – Full Character Mirror (56 sec)

11. Zoo Selection Set Workflow (5:35 mins)

11.1 – Select Set Create (2:02 mins)
11.2 – Zoo Select Sets (1:31 mins)
11.3 – Sets With Rig (2:02 mins)

12. Rebuilding Custom Attrs And Connections (13 mins)

12.1 – Connection Intro (3:10 mins)
12.2 – Add Atrtributes (1:33 mins)
12.3 – Connect Vis (1:51 mins)
12.4 – Batch Connect Attr (1:40 mins)
12.5 – Attr To Rig (3:02 mins)
12.6 – Finalising Rig (2:20 mins)

13. Rigging And Customising Zanzi Timelapse (16 mins)

13.1 – Zanzi Example Timelapse (16 mins)

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